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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S 3D Capable Smartphone To Cost £350

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S will only cost £350 according to an email from online retailer Clove Technology which also noted that the first stocks are expected on the 26th of September.

£350 is less than what the current Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc cost at launch, which means that the latter's price will almost certainly go down (although we traced an Xperia Arc from E2save at £320 with free 12 months contract, more here).

The Arc S is to the original Arc what the iPhone 3GS is to the 3G, a marginal upgrade. There's a single core Qualcomm SoC clocked at 1.4GHz which apparently delivers a 25 per cent performance increase.

Why performance doesn't increase linearly with increasing clock speed (a 40 per cent clock speed increase = 25 per cent performance improvement), we're not sure.

Then there's a 2D-to-3D conversion feature that allows users to take pictures using what Sony Ericsson calls a 3D Sweep panorama which can then be displayed on a 3D TV or another 3D display via the built-in HDMI port.

The rest of the feature list is similar to the previous Arc; 512MB RAM, Sony Mobile Bravia Engine, Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread, microSDHC card, a 4.2-inch display with a 854x480 pixel screen, Bluetooth, WiFi, an eight-megapixel rear camera, Sony Exmor for mobile CMOS sensor and SE's own Timescape UI.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.